West Jefferson, North Carolina Population 2020

1,327

West Jefferson is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,327, it is the 302nd largest city in North Carolina and the 9177th largest city in the United States. West Jefferson is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 2.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,299 in 2010. West Jefferson reached it's highest population of 1,332 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, West Jefferson has a population density of 604 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Jefferson is $38,338 with a poverty rate of 23.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $584 per month, and the median house value is $163,000. The median age in West Jefferson is 45.6 years, 46.6 years for males, and 43.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.6 males.

West Jefferson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Jefferson was:

  • White: 87.81%
  • Other race: 3.43%
  • Black or African American: 3.10%
  • Asian: 3.10%
  • Two or more races: 2.49%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Jefferson, North Carolina is 1,327, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,313.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,299.

West Jefferson, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,30487.81%
Some Other Race513.43%
Asian463.10%
Black or African American463.10%
Two or More Races372.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native10.07%

West Jefferson Population Pyramid 2020

West Jefferson Median Age

45.6


Total

46.6


Male

43.2


Female

West Jefferson Adults

There are 1,225 adults, (361 of whom are seniors) in West Jefferson.

West Jefferson Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

West Jefferson Sex Ratio

Female

809

54.48%

Male

676

45.52%

West Jefferson Households and Families

West Jefferson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Jefferson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.1%32.9%
All39.4%60.6%
Female27.2%72.8%
Non Family25.5%74.5%
Male0%100%

39.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6932.0339.4
Non Family3651.1825.5
Married2313.0467.1
Female922.7927.2
Male53.80

2.92

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Jefferson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade837.34%
9th to 12th Grade14012.38%
High School Graduate36832.54%
Some College25422.46%
Associates Degree958.40%
Bachelors Degree12310.88%
Graduate Degree686.01%

West Jefferson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,005826168
Hispanic4525
Other Race3322
Asian32257
Black32169
Multiple Races19197
Native American1

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 36.84%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,029$27,194$19,958
Less Than High School$32,083$32,917$
High School Grad$27,188$30,284$21,125
Some College$17,969$$17,995
Bachelors Degree$35,441$28,750$40,000
Graduate Degree$41,375$$41,375

$26,029

Average Earnings

$27,194

Average Male

$19,958

Average Female

West Jefferson Language

West Jefferson Language by Age

West Jefferson Language

90.89% of West Jefferson residents speak only English, while 9.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.24% of the population.

West Jefferson Poverty

West Jefferson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,23627222.01%
Black464495.65%
Hispanic871213.79%
Other51917.65%
Multiple37616.22%
Asian3937.69%

23.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.60%

Male Poverty Rate

21.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Jefferson

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Jefferson is Black, with 95.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Jefferson is Asian, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.57%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.42%
High School23.23%
Some College22.35%
Bachelors or Greater18.03%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed86.67%
Female Unemployed71.79%
Male Employed13.33%
Female Employed4.23%

West Jefferson Income

West Jefferson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$25,446$38,338
Families$50,500$55,120
Married Families$64,688-
Non Families$14,760$22,490

West Jefferson Marital Status

West Jefferson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

Female Marriage Rate

West Jefferson Married by Age and Sex

West Jefferson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Jefferson Marital Status by Race

West Jefferson Veterans

99

Number of Veterans

86

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam48
First Gulf War11
Second Gulf War9
World War II4
Korea2
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7438
75+23
55 to 6419
35 to 5419
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White898.09%
2 or More947.37%
Indian1100.00%

$West Jefferson Veterans by Education

8.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Jefferson Employment Status

50.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

West Jefferson Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.19%

Born in North Carolina

93.60%

Native Born

6.40%

Foreign Born

3.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.60% of West Jefferson residents were born in the United States, with 65.19% having been born in North Carolina. 3.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,32770.53%
20191,32070.53%
20181,313131.00%
20171,30070.54%
20161,293-5-0.39%
20151,298-8-0.61%
20141,306-6-0.46%
20131,312-3-0.23%
20121,315-4-0.30%
20111,319-13-0.98%
20101,3320.00%